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Todd Dills

Reader: ‘I see trucking improving’…

| May 08, 2014

That only tells a part of the story. In reader Jim Stewart's eyes, the regulatory drag on the trucking business is finally registering with customers where it counts: rates. What do you think?

Toll road to the CSA SMS…

| May 06, 2014

Deep in the weeds of the CSA program, a reporter takes a toll road to a clean inspection...

Reports say Senate version of a highway bill next in line

| May 03, 2014

What exactly could be in it is anybody's guess, but if it at all resembles what the Obama administration put out early this week, here's hoping it walks back from expansive tolling provisions...

CSA: The difference (or lack thereof) a year makes

| May 01, 2014

Report from the CSA Subcommittee to the MCSAC shows a somewhat different overall tune from the year prior as FMCSA retrenches in its commitment to the CSA program.

CSA’s golden triangle more like a ‘scarlet letter’Podcast

| April 30, 2014

Audio from Panther's Irwin Shires and Transplace's Tom Sanderson at the CSA Subcommittee meeting shows difficulties of carriers dealing with the mark of the CSA program.

Secretary Foxx receptive to notion of tolling existing interstates

| April 29, 2014

Here's part of what he said: "We’ll consider finding ways to help when an option that states want to consider."

‘Car mentality’ pervading too many pretrips?

| April 26, 2014

"Open the hood," driver, owner-operator Jeff Clark urges those who take to trucking with the "car mentality."

Anthony Fischkelta’s 2014 custom KW, done for nowImage Gallery

| April 24, 2014

Done and done -- for now. Fischkelta's put his custom 2014 KW to work hauling reefer freight between New Jersey and Boston. Photos of the 331-inch wheelbase beauty here. More work on the interior to come...

Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. He frequently covers business, regulatory and lifestyle topics for the magazine and at OverdriveOnline.com. His work on the “CSA’s Data Trail” series in Overdrive about the federal CSA program was awarded the highest honor in trade journalism – the “Grand Neal” – by American Business Media at the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Dills’ Channel 19 blog covers a grab bag of on-highway hearsay, owner-operator news and driver views from the roadways the nation over. His work in trucking journalism builds on a background of news feature, fiction and other creative writing and editing. Find him here at the Channel 19 blog and via his Twitter feed, or send tips to tdills@randallreilly.com or via phone at 205-907-2481.

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